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In a previous article, we talked about the fine art of matching wines and food: this is even more important when we talk about natural wines, as their taste often is more firm than the average bottles you can find in the supermarket. That’s one of natural wine’s main points, as every wine has its real character, the result of that very grape, environment, weather, terrain. Therefore to be able to successfully match the right wine with the right dish is an art.

However, as much as a fine artist you can be in the task, there are some very particular foods that are just a perfect match with that special kind of wine, and others that are just impossible to pair. Let’s see them together!

Perfect food and wine matches

There are some foods that are just awesome if presented on the table accompanied by that very wine; here are some of the best couples in the world of food and wine pairing.

  • Parma Ham and Melon & Italian Pinot Grigio
  • Oysters & Champagne
  • Stilton & Port & Madeira
  • Strawberries and cream & Sweet Vouvray
  • Sushi & Riesling
  • Roquefort & Sauternes
  • Roast Lamb & Red Bordeaux
  • Roast Pork and Rioja, Beaujolais
  • Foie Gras & Sauternes and Barsac
  • Asparagus & Sauvignon Blanc
  • Fruits de Mers & Muscadet and Albarino
  • Consommé & Manzanilla and Fino Sherry
  • Goat’s Cheese & Sancerre or Pouilly Fume
  • Christmas Pudding & Liqueur Muscat

Foods you cannot match with wine

On the other hand, there are some foods that are truly difficult or impossible to match with wines, due to their peculiar taste. Here is a list of them:

  • Artichokes
  • Capers
  • Chilli
  • Eggs
  • Fennel
  • Horseradish
  • Olives
  • Spinach
  • Truffles
  • Yoghurt

Note down these lists to make always an incredible impression on your guests: natural wine is not only the best way to respect nature and tradition, but also a classy touch to all your meals, don’t ruin it with the wrong food and wine pairing 😉

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